I certainly don't consider "exotic" leather shoes for my wardrobe, but I can appreciate those AE's for their rarity. Those were quite expensive as well. They made some in genuine Alligator a little over a year ago as a Webgem, and if memory serves they were in the price range of a pair of John Lobbs, though I don't remember the exact price.
EDIT: Just found them... They were $2,400.
Thanks guys, I appreciate that. Ive listed them up now, just called them "sterling" - forgive my naitivity in this thread, but whats a Webgem?
jungleroller, just pair with an equally flashy suit, like a pinstripe, and done!